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Common use of antipsychotics shown ineffective for delirium in intensive care patients

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Critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) did not benefit from two antipsychotic drugs used to treat delirium, according to a large clinical trial funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The multisite team that conducted the trial found no evidence that treatment with antipsychotic medicines—haloperidol or ziprasidone — affected delirium, survival, length of ICU or hospital stay, or safety. more


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